Iron Fist Brewing Company

Iron Fist Brewing CompanyIron Fist Brewing Company
Iron Fist Brewing CompanyIron Fist Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1305 Hot Springs Way #101
Vista, California, 92081
United States

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BEER STATS
Average:
3.79
Beers:
22
Ratings:
1,147
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.06
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
58
pDev:
11.33%
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Rated: 3.96 by Kurzman from Rhode Island

Dec 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by BeerMeCJS from California

Jan 02, 2017
 
Rated: 2.7 by SmokingWood from Connecticut

Jul 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by wethorseblanket from California

Dec 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.73 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Dec 24, 2015
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Reviewed by cducap from Indiana

4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25
Very friendly staff and a cool atmosphere. Was in town on business and hung at the bar and talked with staff and regulars for a couple hours. Recommended.
Nov 10, 2015
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Rated by IndianaAndy25 from Indiana

4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
This is a very nice small spot. The staff was as good as the beer.
Aug 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.17 by jer92084 from California

May 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.58 by tbone1384 from Wyoming

May 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by jaydoc from Kansas

May 14, 2015
 
 
Rated: 4.49 by TLieu from California

Mar 04, 2015
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Reviewed by BigTexJon from California

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
Very dog friendly, Good beer selection, Casual atmosphere, different foodies almost everyday.

Not a fan of bitter beers and this place is a good match for me. a couple are sweet but most are either farmhouse or IPAS
Feb 10, 2015
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Rated by Sasquatch_B_Foot from California

4.79/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
I like this place, the layout is good and the beers are really good.
Feb 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.22 by PretzelCity from California

Jan 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Drink_LocalSD from California

Dec 05, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by HopHead84 from California

Nov 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by belgbeerdrinker from Colorado

Nov 18, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by brewmastercat from California

Oct 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Kramerwtmf from California

Oct 15, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by EddieG28 from California

Oct 06, 2014
 
Rated: 4.52 by Rothobinide from California

Oct 01, 2014
 
 
Rated: 3.75 by Idrankitall from California

Jul 25, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by MickeyHops from California

Jul 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by BreweryRun from California

Jul 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by belm001 from California

Jul 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by AleHunter805 from California

Jul 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by notchucknorris from California

Jun 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by terranostra86 from California

Jun 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Deaner1308 from California

Jun 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Bonsall_Phil from California

Apr 19, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by vma from California

Mar 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by carlmoberg from Illinois

Mar 02, 2014
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Reviewed by fox227 from California

3.45/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4
I had high expectations for Iron Fist, even though I've only had a few of their beers, they seem like a brewery that their stuff together and is on a very professional level. The tasting room is nice and open, with plenty of seating, which was good because there was a decent sized crowd, the space is nicely themed, albeit with moderation.

The beers available were their regular line up plus three special brewery only beers, which was excellent to see AND drink; I had Nelson the Impaler with Citra infused from a Randall, and also their Velvet Glove Imperial Stout with Vanilla and Brandy. Both were excellent beers.

My point in praise departure begins with service issues. The first beer I waited about fifteen minutes for, with three servers staffed. I just didn't get the impression that they were moving very fast to keep up with the demand. Later on, there were far fewer patrons at the bar and my girlfriend stood there for about five minutes and was never acknowledged, so gave up and decided that she didn't want a beer after all. The second beer took me forever to get... There was one server in particular who seemed clueless. The patron in front of me asked for a Velvet Glove and she seemed confused as to what that was, even though it's a regular beer for them. I thought, "great, and I want the special version." Sure enough, I asked for the special version of the stout and she was very confused. I figured out what tap it was on by looking at post it notes above them, so I had to point it out for her. I decided immediately to close my tab rather than wait for another ordeal. Then my bill was wrong, by double! I had to talk to another server to correct the mistake, and at least she was very nice.
Feb 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Jenray from Texas

Dec 29, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Dec 15, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by jwalden from California

Dec 14, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by Lucnifter from California

Nov 10, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by socalbrewlvr from California

Oct 28, 2013
Iron Fist Brewing Company in Vista, CA
Brewery rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1147 ratings